WHO WE ARE
City Lights Gallery presents local, regional and emerging artists to Bridgeport and its visitors. The gallery hosts various community-based exhibits and events such as:
The first City Lights was started by Dan Makara 30 years ago on Fairfield Avenue. The second City Lights, the one we know today, was begun in 2004 by downtown visionary Philip Kuchma as a way to have on-the-street exposure for local artists and attract visitors. It evolved into a community non-profit, producing 10-16 free-admission exhibits each year, mostly at the Markle Court space, but also at the City Hall Annex and at City Lights West in Westport, bringing Bridgeport arts into the rest of Fairfield County.
We believe in the power of the arts to enrich, engage, nurture, heal and inspire. We provide opportunities for artists of all levels, backgrounds and abilities to present and sell their art. We offer a common ground for students, youth, arts enthusiasts, artists, patrons, visitors, business people and residents to experience art, meet and exchange ideas. By working with diverse populations we hope to strengthen community relationships and improve the quality of life in the Park City. Our goal is to raise awareness of the growing arts community in Bridgeport and make art an essential part of everyday life for the residents, visitors, youth and business people of Greater Bridgeport.
City Lights Gallery operates as a Connecticut non-stock corporation called "City Lights and Company." We are a non-profit organization and our members understand the vital role the arts play in the develoment of every individual, the community, and in the improvement of the quality of life for the city’s residents, visitors, businesses and neighbors.
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